The energy company JESS has submitted an application to the Slovak Nuclear Regulatory Authority (ÚJD) for a permit to use a site for the construction of a new nuclear power plant. It will be located near the existing Bohunice NPP. The regulator has one year to make a decision. JESS is a joint venture between the Slovak radioactive waste management company JAVYS (51%) and the Czech CEZ (49%).
The company was established in December 2009 for the construction and operation of the new nuclear power plant. The documentation for obtaining a permit is 2,500 pages long. JESS plans to apply for a building permit at the end of 2025, and construction is tentatively scheduled to begin early next decade.
Slovakia has four power units at two sites that generate half of the country’s electricity. In 2016, JESS received an EIA for a generation 3+ reactor with a maximum installed capacity of up to 1,700 MW and a service life of 60 years. At that time, the project was estimated at 4-6 billion euros.
Source : Publics